Star Trek actors Then and Now

Where are your favorite Star Trek cast members today?

#14 Walter Koenig

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Star Trek series: Star Trek: The Original Series

Character name: Pavel Chekov

Age: 84

Koenig’s Chekov mainly served as the navigator and security chief aboard the USS Enterprise and the USS Enterprise in The Original Series and in the first seven Star Trek movies. Due to budgetary reasons, Koenig was the only original Star Trek cast member not to reprise his role in The Animated Series, though he still contributed to the series by writing the episode The Infinite Vulcan.

Though he has continued to act since his last Star Trek appearance, Koenig seems to have shifted his focus on creating a career as a writer. Koenig has penned several books, including Chekov’s Enterprise (1980), Warped Factors: A Neurotic’s Guide to the Universe (1998), and Buck Alice and the Actor-Robot (2006).

He also created his own comic book series called Raver, which was published by Malibu Comics in the early 1990s. In 2013, Bluewater Comics published his graphic novel Walter Koenig’s Things To Come with artist J.C. Baez.